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Nuts… Second Grader Suspended for Holding a Pencil Like a Gun (Video)
thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-7-2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 05/07/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT by servo1969

The liberal insanity continues… Little seven-year-old Christopher Marshall was suspended from school for holding a pencil like a gun. He was pretending to be a Marine. That’s not allowed at his school.

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The boy has good grades and has never caused any problems in classes before. FOX 43 reported, via Legal Insurrection:

A Suffolk school suspended a second grader for pointing a pencil at another student and making gun noises.

Seven-year-old Christopher Marshall says he was playing with another student in class Friday, when the teacher at Driver Elementary asked them to stop pointing pencils at each other.

“When I asked him about it, he said, ‘Well I was being a Marine and the other guy was being a bad guy,’” said Paul Marshall, the boy’s father. “It’s as simple as that.”

Christopher’s father was a Marine for many years. He thinks school leaders overreacted.

“A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made,” said Bethanne Bradshaw, a spokesperson for Suffolk Public Schools.

The Suffolk school system has a “zero tolerance policy” when it comes to weapons. And, Bradshaw admits, that policy has tightened up in recent years because of widely publicized school shootings.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; childgunsuspension; childsuspended; christopher; driver; gun; guncontrol; marshall; pencil; policy; secondamendment; suffolk; suspended; tolerance; virginia; zero; zerotolerance
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
How far we have fallen by letting the Liberal weenies have their say. The pendulum needs to swing the other way and fast.

Unfortunately, the only way to start that pendulum swinging back is to start kicking liberal @$$e$ early and often, until they are afraid to pull crap like that.

41 posted on 05/07/2013 2:37:10 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
A pencil is only a weapon if you stab someone with it.

And it's a very effective weapon. A guy provoked a fight with me, and ended up with a chunk of my pencil embedded in his arm. He backed off. They can take your guns and knives, but they haven't yet taken away our pens and pencils.

42 posted on 05/07/2013 3:57:03 PM PDT by roadcat
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